'Days Of Our Lives' Features First Threesome Sex Scene In Show's 57-Year History, Gets Mixed Response
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'Days Of Our Lives' Features First Threesome Sex Scene In Show's 57-Year History, Gets Mixed Response

Days of Our Lives has officially taken things up a notch with the first threesome in the show’s history.

TVLine reported on Monday’s steamy clip from the popular soap opera, in which Alex (Robert Scott Wilson) taking up an offer to have a threesome with Chanel (Raven Bowens) and Allie (Lindsay Arnold).

The three-minute clip was recorded by a viewer.

Suffice it to say, the clip shows we’re officially in a new era of soap opera drama, as it’s the first time Days of Our Lives has ever shown a threesome on television.

Viewers are, as you'd expect, mixed on the scene, with many actually loving it. One viewer called it "the hottest sex scene in daytime history."

But others were concerned about the show‘s older viewership, with one tweeting, “Wonder what my 90 yo [sic] grandmother would have thought about a threesome on [Days of Our Lives].” Others felt the scene could be detrimental to mainstream views about queerness, particularly when it comes to queer women.

Queer women are often stereotyped of still desiring men or "needing" a man to "fix" them.

That’s not true. But, some viewers argued that the scene involving two women inviting a man into a threesome could reinforce said stereotypes. One viewer wrote, “People assume that bi/fluid women still want a [man] even when they’re completely happy with another woman. It’s why gross men like Alex won’t leave [female couples] alone.” Another called the scene “disrespectful.”

Others thought that the only reason the threesome was written was because it was decided to give that storyline to a queer couple--aka a couple already pushing the boundaries of mainstream "norms" in the soap opera world.

“If [the soap opera] really wanted to push the envelope by showing a threesome then they’d do it with one of their heterosexual couples,” wrote another viewer. “Why do they always have to inject a man into a relationship between two women who love and want each other[?]”

Watch the clip for yourself by clicking the embedded video:

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